Cleveland Browns LB Armonty Bryant given four-game suspension

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 5, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Cleveland Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Friday.

Bryant was indicted on Feb. 10 on two counts of felony drug possession stemming from a Christmas Day traffic stop in which he and former teammate De'Ante Saunders were arrested. Police claim they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders' car.

Bryant's charges are for possession of Adderall and Oxycodone. Saunders, who has since been released, was charged with improperly handling of a weapon in a motor vehicle.

Bryant is eligible to participate in offseason workouts and preseason practices and games. His suspension, without pay, begins at the start of the regular season.

Bryant had 5 1/2 sacks last season before being deemed inactive for the final two games due to the Christmas Day incident.

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